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A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

Date and time

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:30 - 18:30


Hedley Bull 2 and National Film and Sound Archive

Women’s Studies and Gender Studies @ANU: A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

Thursday 20 November 2014

12:30 Welcome: Dr Fiona Jenkins (Convenor, Gender Institute, ANU)

12:35 p.m. to 3:30, Professor Matthews’ Activism, Scholarship,
Teaching and Legacy, Hedley Bull 2

12:35-2.00: Jill Matthews: activist and scholar

Chair: Prof. Desley Deacon (Emeritus Professor of History, ANU)

Prof. Sue Sheridan (Emeritus Prof. Flinders University)
Prof. Ann Curthoys (Honorary Associate, University of Sydney)
Prof. Joy Damousi (Melbourne University)
Prof. Penny Russell (University of Sydney)

2:00 to 2:30 Afternoon Tea, Hedley Bull foyer

2:30-3:30: Jill Matthews: teaching and legacy

Chair: Prof. Angela Woollacott (Manning Clark Professor of History, ANU)
Dr. Helen Keane (Senior Lecturer in School of Sociology, ANU)
Rebecca Preston (current 4th year Honours student in School of History, ANU)

4:00-5:30 Gender Studies and Film: Jill Matthews’ contributions to Australia’s screen history Theatrette, National Film and Sound Archive

Speaker: Mr. Michael Loebenstein (current CEO of NFSA): welcome and address on the significance of Jill Matthews’ contributions to the NFSA’s research mandate

Jill Matthews’ contribution to film history
Chair: Assoc. Prof. Carolyn Strange (ANU)


Ms Meg Labrum (senior curator, National Film and Sound Archive)
Ms Ruth Hill (formerly of Centre for Scholarly and Archival Research, Australian Film Commission and head, Scholars and
Artists in Residence program, NFSA)

Action! Jill Matthews on Blue Movies

Speaker: Ms Christine Cummings (research officer, National Film and Sound Archive): Introduction and recollections
Video Clip: Jill Matthews’ presentation in the NFSA’s scholars and artists in residence programme.

Musical Homage

Performers: Ms Fiona Fraser (Jill Matthews’ PhD supervisee) and Carolyn Strange

Response by Professor Matthews

5:30 to 6:30 Reception National Film and Sound Archive

Optional dinner at own expense at nearby restaurant.

This event is free but please register by Friday 14th November via Eventbrite:


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